Mrs. Louise Jones


Louise Jones, 83, of Columbus, Ohio passed away at home on August 11, 2023. Louise, fondly known as “Sister”, was born in Boligee, Alabama on November 23,1939 to Willie J. Lockett and Mildred Plump. She was the third of seven children. Louise graduated from Dunbar High School in Bessemer, Alabama and went on to receive her associate degree from Lawson State University.

Louise accepted Christ at an early age. She was an active member of Southfield Community Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years. Known for being a very quiet but active woman of God, she showed her love and devotion through actions and deeds. She faithfully served the church as a longtime member of the kitchen committee, becoming well known for her Banana Split cake. Southfield Community Missionary Baptist Church lovingly honored Louise with the Legacy Award in 2012.

Louise met Frank Jones Jr., her then next-door neighbor, as a young child. Louise and Frank would become married December 17, 1961, in Bessemer, Alabama. From this blessed union they built a beautiful family, raising their daughters Ursula Yvette and Valerie Denise.

Louise worked as a seamstress at Van Dyne Crotty for over twenty years before moving on to HFI Inc., where she would retire. However, Louise never gave up her love of sewing. As her hobby, Louise would stitch together clothing, furniture coverings and curtains. She even designed and sewed beautiful wedding dresses.

Louise was diagnosed with Dementia in 2017. As the disease progressed, she found comfort in spending time at home with her family. She enjoyed listening to music, playing word search games, planting flowers as well as vegetables. She also enjoyed feeding the birds that frequented her garden.
Her family faithfully took care of her and stood by her side every step of the way. They are sincerely grateful to the staff of VITAS Hospice Healthcare who assisted with Louise’s care in her last stages.

Louise was a cherished wife, mother, sister, aunt and dear friend. She is survived by her devoted husband Frank; daughters, Ursula and Valerie; her siblings, Joe Graves, Matthew Bowers, Rufus Bowers, and Jacqueline Holmes (Paul); as well a host of nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her parents Willie J. Lockett and Mildred Plump, her sister Willie Belle Lockett and brother Earl Bowers.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, August 25, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Glen Rest. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Jones Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. I will be thinking about your family during this difficult time and sorrow. My condolences to the Jones family.

  2. Deepest Condolences

  3. Ashley Wood Wrencher

    Your wife and mom, Louise, was such a lovely woman to meet. Purposeful, talented, giving were qualities of her daily walk. May she rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

  4. Rodney and Brenda Hudson

    Valerie and Ursula , we were saddened to hear of the passing of your mom , our condolences and thoughts and prayers for your family.

  5. To Mr Jones, Val and Ursula. Sending love and healing thoughts and movement in this time of Mrs Jones home going. A neighborhood and Church mother to me, her spirit and devotion will never be forgotten.

  6. Kimberly Allen-Hairston

    Mommy treated us just like family. Ursula and Val you ladies took excellent care of your Queen. We’re praying for Daddy and all of you.

    Love, Kim & David

  7. To Cousin Frank, Ursula and Valerie. My deepest sympathy to you and the entire Family. I miss you all and mom lived a blessed life. Hugs to you from Las Vegas

    Your cousin Valerie ❤️

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